Sunday, December 6, 2009

I ♥ Faces~ Sweet Dreams




As soon, as I saw the theme this week over at I ♥ Faces, I just knew exactly which photo I wanted to post. It is my all time favorite shot of Sugar Bear sleeping. It was taken back when she was only two and I was still shooting with my point and shoot. Every single time I look at it, I'm taken right back to that precious time. Sigh........I just can't help but be so very smitten with her.

It wasn't until moments ago, that I decided to not only post this photo, but also re-post my original thoughts I had while looking at it. First posted here on my blog in April of 2007.

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Do you ever look into the eyes of your child and get lost? Not simply lost in thought, but truly, honestly, deeply lost in love? This happens to me everyday.

Do you ever find yourself staring at your child and seeing all the possibilities? Seeing the yesterdays, todays and tomorrows? This happens to me everyday.

Do you ever steal a moment to watch your child sleeping and find yourself imagining their dreams? Imagining their hopes? Feeling their innocence, and sharing their peace? This happens to me everyday.

Do you ever suddenly become aware that you are smiling and laughing in a state of bliss just by watching your child be who they are? Say what they say? Do what they Do? This happens to me everyday.

How on earth did I ever get so blessed? There is no other blessing like the unconditional love of your child. There is no other gift as precious, as valuable, as cherished as the admiration of your child. There are no other feelings as deep or raw as those shared between a mother and her child.
How on earth did I ever get so blessed?

Sugar Bear is:
My truth
My honesty
My love
My possibilities
My yesterday
My today
My tomorrow
My dreams
My hope
My innocence
My peace
My bliss

I am surely blessed.......surely blessed!

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Jenny said...

What a sweet picture!

kelli c photography said...

Such a sweet age and beautiful pictures!

Melissa said...

This is precious Corey!

lifebythecreek said...

Why yes.. I'd say you were blessed then, and doubly blessed now by remembering! Isn't this a great theme? So many of us are looking back at precious memories... and it draws us nearer to the real meaning of this time of the year! Love your picture..

homemakerchronicles said...

I love that it looks like the sun is rising...due to the shadows. A peaceful picture!

Tara. said...

That's so sweet. Dontcha love those fleece footies??

Melissa said...

how absolutely cute! Love the original post. I feel the exact same way!

Tezzie said...

Beautiful!...I especially love the lighting/shadows leading the eye to your sleeping princess!

Melissa G. said...

So true! This brought tears to my eyes!

Mrs. Bird said...

Sweet photo! I love it :)

Marcelle said...

You are blessed!!!!

Liese said...

I love the shadow of the bed in the crib, great pic.

Diana said...

such a precious shot all cuddled up with her blanket and little animals around. It makes me want to take a nap! LOL! Very nice!

Melinda said...

Beautiful, precious, stunning! I absolutely love the shadows falling into the bed. LOVE IT!!

Keara said...

Awww! I sent her that little stuffed animal! Love that picture!

Becca said...

This is precious - the picture and the post! :-)

Marka said...

A child sleeping quietly is true peace.

Christina said...

simply beatiful, Corey - this image, your sweetie, and the feelings that accompany it. :)

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

I'm so happy that you won a place this week. Congratulations!

Brianna Swisher Photography said...

Love this photo! Very film noiresque! Would be awesome in black and white!

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